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I've penned a lot of thank-yous in my career. This one may be my most important.  The Press & Journal has just finished one of the most comprehensive transformations in our 163-year history: the … more
American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead is widely quoted as saying: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that … more
We have written several times in the last year about Middletown Area High School’s sports and their importance to the community. Here we are again, with fall ready to arrive, the football … more
We forgive you if you have election burnout. Those presidential races can be a real pain, and the 2016 edition (unfortunately) upped the ante. We still hold out some glimmer of hope that it will … more
“By state law, Pennsylvania boroughs operate under what is typically described as a ‘strong council-weak mayor’ form of government. Unlike in cities, where the mayor is generally … more
“For a while people were worried about the ‘knock-out game’ when that was going around a couple of years ago,” attorney Matt Menges said at a recent concealed-carry firearms training event, … more
The seasonal tenants of Shelly and Beshore islands in the Susquehanna River don’t own their land. They lease it. That, to us, is the key thing to keep in mind when the emotional and … more
There is something to be said for turnover in any endeavor. From time to time, new viewpoints can help refocus a business or organization. Some elected bodies have term limits to help speed that … more
Sometimes videos of police doing their jobs show just that — police doing their jobs. Because we see so many videos nowadays that show police officers behaving badly, it is easy to forget that … more
Without the sanctity of our electoral process, we really have nothing as a nation. If we can’t say for certain who we actually elected for jobs ranging from tax collector to president, then … more
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